This blog chronicles the miracles and struggles of our daughters, Emily and Olivia. Emily was born 15 weeks early and had many complications, but she continues to amaze us! Olivia, born in China with heart complications, is also beating the odds. She joined her forever family (us!) when she was four years old and has been doing wonderfully! UPDATE: We started homeschooling August 2009 :)

Friday, January 05, 2007

Sponsoring an orphan

In response to some questions about how $40/m can provide a home for an orphan...

There are some wonderful organizations formed by adoptive parents with a desire to help those left behind. One such organization happens to have recently partnered with Olivia's orphanage and is called Grace and Hope. Of course you can donate any amount, but for $38-41/month you can make a huge impact on a child by enabling him/her to move out out of an orphanage and have a more normal life in a Chinese foster home. Sponsors get quarterly reports about their child.

If you're interested, you can donate online (via PayPal or check) by clicking here This link will walk you through the process asking if you want to sponsor a child at a specific orphanage and then if you'd like to sponsor a "healthy" child for $38/m or $41/m for a "special needs" child, and then gives you the choice of paying monthly or in a yearly sum. Note that there will be a 3.5% charge for using PayPal, no charge for checks.

If you're interested in sponsoring a child, but aren't in a position to part with $40/month, let me know and maybe we could pool money from multiple families :) It would be wonderful if we could get all nine of the RongXian kids a foster home! It'd also be neat for Olivia to learn about her friends in the quarterly reports!

Grace & Hope For Children
465 N.E. 181st #210 Portland, OR 97230

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